2nd league: HSV stays tuned to Darmstadt – half league in relegation battle

2nd league: HSV stays tuned to Darmstadt – half league in relegation battle

2nd league
HSV stays tuned to Darmstadt – half league in relegation battle

The Hamburg players celebrate the 1-0 at Hansa Rostock.  Photo: Gregor Fischer/dpa

The Hamburg players celebrate the 1-0 at Hansa Rostock. photo

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It’s exciting for a long time, but in the end Hamburger SV secures a place in the promotion table with a win in Rostock. On the 19th match day, the overtime is gripping and decisive in several games.

Emotionally celebrated, athletically important: The Hamburger SV stays close to leaders SV Darmstadt 98 in the 2nd Bundesliga. Coach Tim Walter’s team won the north duel at FC Hansa Rostock on Sunday 2-0 (1-0).

With 40 points now, HSV is two points behind Darmstadt and four points ahead of third place. Ludovit Reis in the 40th minute and Andras Nemeth in added time scored the decisive goals. The final phase denied Rostock because of a yellow-red card for Damian Roßbach outnumbered.

“We’ve always said we want to move up,” said the satisfied man Walter at Sky. “But we have 15 games left. We approach every single game like a final.” Hamburg’s captain Sebastian Schonlau said: “There’s quite a lot that we’re doing really well.” Even if there is still a lot to improve: “The way we play football is really, really good.”

league leader Darmstadt had already won 4-0 (2-0) at SV Sandhausen on Friday and haven’t lost since the first matchday. “Overall, I take my hat off to my team: They managed to show incredible passion for our daily bread in the league,” said coach Torsten Lieberknecht.

1. FC Heidenheim continues to occupy the promotion relegation rank. However, the Baden-Württemberg lost 0:2 (0:0) at Eintracht Braunschweig and enabled the competition to get closer. Fourth-placed 1. FC Kaiserslautern in particular can hope for the longed-for Bundesliga with a deficit of just one point. The Palatinate defeated Holstein Kiel 2-1 (1-1) on Saturday. SC Paderborn, who won 4-1 (1-0) against Fortuna Düsseldorf, also has realistic chances.

This probably no longer applies to Hannover 96. Lower Saxony lost 2-0 (0-2) to FC St. Pauli at Hamburger Millerntor and are eight points behind third place. Lukas Daschner (17th) and Connor Metcalfe (27th) scored for the hosts. After a yellow-red card for Phil Neumann, Hannover played ten men for about half an hour. “We still have some potential in us,” said St. Pauli coach Fabian Hürzeler after the fourth game without defeat in a row sky.

In the third game on Sunday, 1. FC Magdeburg and Karlsruher SC drew 1-1 (0-1). Sebastian Jung’s Karlsruhe goal was equalized by Daniel Elfadli in the fifth minute of injury time.

SpVgg Greuther Fürth also celebrated a highly emotional success. The first division relegated won the 270th Franconia derby against 1. FC Nürnberg on Saturday evening with a goal by Ragnar Ache in injury time 1-0 (0-0). In the close race to stay in the class, the Fürth team managed to gain some breathing room.

More than half of all second division clubs are fighting against relegation. There are only five points between the bottom of the table from Magdeburg and St. Pauli in ninth place.

Information on the 19th matchday The table of the 2nd Bundesliga


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